Scientists read a mouse's mind

Stanford scientists have found a way of observing real-time brain activity in a live mouse, letting them work out where the mouse is in an enclosure on the basis of which neurons are firing.

'GPS maps' found in pigeons' brains

Neuroscientists have finally established just how birds use the built-in 'GPS' system that helps them navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.

Team takes control of mouse's memory

Scientists say they've been able to control specific memories in mice in research that they hope could help treat diseases such as schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder.

MIT chip 'mimics brain'

MIT researchers have designed a computer chip that mimics how the brain’s neurons adapt in response to new information, known as plasticity.

Million-processor computer to model the human brain

Up to a million ARM processors are to be linked together to create a massive computer, called SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network architecture) that can simulate the workings of the brain.